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French Open: Rafael Nadal remains favourite but Roger Federer stronger than ever, says Spanish great Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

French Open: Rafael Nadal remains favourite but Roger Federer stronger than ever, says Spanish great Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

Nadal, currently ranked seventh, has lost three times to Federer this year after this month`s Miami Open final and their clash in the last 16 at Indian Wells.

Roger Federer surges to No.4 spot post Miami Open triumph over Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer surges to No.4 spot post Miami Open triumph over Rafael Nadal

18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has climbed up to the fourth spot in the latest ATP rankings after lifting his third Miami Open title by beating long-time rival Rafael Nadal.Federer continued his remarkable return from six-month injury lay-off as he crushed Spanish maestro Nadal6-3, 6-4 in the finals of the Miami Open.

Roger Federer says he will probably rest until French Open as his body needs healing

Roger Federer says he will probably rest until French Open as his body needs healing

Federer beat Nadal in straight sets in the Miami final on Sunday, his fourth straight win against his long-term rival.

Miami Open: Roger Federer beats longtime nemesis Rafael Nadal in straight sets to clinch title

Miami Open: Roger Federer beats longtime nemesis Rafael Nadal in straight sets to clinch title

Rafael Nadal has now lost his all three matches against Roger Federer this year, including the epic Australian Open final.

Roger Federer defeats 'favourite enemy' Rafael Nadal to win third Miami Open title

Roger Federer defeats 'favourite enemy' Rafael Nadal to win third Miami Open title

13 years ago, 17-year-old Nadal beat his Swiss opponent, already the world number one, 6-3, 6-3 in the third round of the tournament.

Miami Open Final: Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer — Preview, TV Listing, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue

Miami Open Final: Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer — Preview, TV Listing, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue

Having already faced each other twice this season – Indian Wells round of 16 – being the other ocassion where again the 35-year-old emergered victorious, breaking the Spaniard's vice like hold on the 18-time Grand Slam singles winner.

Miami Open: Roger Federer ousts Nick Kyrgios, will battle Rafael Nadal for crown

Miami Open: Roger Federer ousts Nick Kyrgios, will battle Rafael Nadal for crown

Federer beat Nadal in an Australian Open final thriller in January to claim an 18th Grand Slam title and he swept past Nadal in straight sets in the fourth round at Indian Wells en route to the title there.

Miami Open: Lucky Roger Federer beats Tomas Berdych, Nick Kyrgios survives Alexander Zverev test in quarters

Miami Open: Lucky Roger Federer beats Tomas Berdych, Nick Kyrgios survives Alexander Zverev test in quarters

Should Federer win Friday, there is a chance he will play Sunday`s final against long-standing rival Rafael Nadal, who faces Italy`s Fabio Fognini in the other semi-final.

Miami Open: Young gun Alexander Zverev shocks top-seed Stan Wawrinka; Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori advance

Miami Open: Young gun Alexander Zverev shocks top-seed Stan Wawrinka; Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori advance

Top seed Stan Wawrinka crashed out of the Miami Open on Tuesday falling 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 to German young gun Alexander Zverev, who booked his first Masters 1000 quarter-final.

Miami Open: Roger Federer eases past Juan Martin del Porto to enter fourth round

Miami Open: Roger Federer eases past Juan Martin del Porto to enter fourth round

The 35-year-old, who missed the second half of 2016 with a knee injury, has lost only once this year, to Russian Evgeny Donskoy in early February.

Miami Open: Roger Federer survives, compatriot Stan Wawrinka gets off to solid start

Miami Open: Roger Federer survives, compatriot Stan Wawrinka gets off to solid start

Federer is in fine form having clinched the Australian Open and Indian Wells so far this year and extended his record to 14-1.

Roger Federer is playing fearless tennis, feels former India Davis Cup captain Naresh Kumar

Roger Federer is playing fearless tennis, feels former India Davis Cup captain Naresh Kumar

Underlining the importance of Federer`s backhand, which the other big three of Nadal, Djokovic and Murray helped improve by constantly attacking it, Kumar said: "The secret is his backhand. And you know how that backhand came

Stan Wawrinka believes Roger Federer clearly has a shot for No.1

Stan Wawrinka believes Roger Federer clearly has a shot for No.1

Federer said he was well ahead of his target of reaching the top eight before Wimbledon and said he was enjoying the very different feeling of success late in his career.

Indian Wells final: Roger Federer beats fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka to clinch title

Indian Wells final: Roger Federer beats fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka to clinch title

With Sunday`s triumph in the all-Swiss final, Roger Federer joined Novak Djokovic as the only men to win five Indian Wells titles, adding to those he won in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2012.

Indian Wells: Roger Federer takes aim at fifth title in all-Swiss final against Stan Wawrinka

Indian Wells: Roger Federer takes aim at fifth title in all-Swiss final against Stan Wawrinka

Although he owns a commanding 19-3 record against Wawrinka, Federer said it wouldn`t necessarily be an easy match up against a player who has claimed three Grand Slam titles in the past three years.

Backhand Boys: Roger Federer's 'band' takes social media by storm — WATCH

Backhand Boys: Roger Federer's 'band' takes social media by storm — WATCH

And giving them company on piano was Grammy Award-winning music producer David Foster, who happens to be Hass' father-in-law.

Indian Wells Masters: I played unbelievably well against Rafael Nadal, says Roger Federer

Indian Wells Masters: I played unbelievably well against Rafael Nadal, says Roger Federer

The Swiss maestro defeated Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 at Rod Laver Arena in the final match that lasted for more than two-and-a-half hours to win his fifth Australian Open crown.

Indian Wells: Roger Federer to face Jack Sock after ailing Nick Kyrgios withdraws

Indian Wells: Roger Federer to face Jack Sock after ailing Nick Kyrgios withdraws

The Australian`s illness is a cruel twist of fate for the talented 21-year-old, who has shown signs of finally starting to deliver on his promise in recent weeks after a young career marked by controversy.

Indian Wells Open: Roger Federer advances to semifinals after Nick Kyrgios pulls out due to illness

Indian Wells Open: Roger Federer advances to semifinals after Nick Kyrgios pulls out due to illness

Kyrgios became the first player in 8 years to beat Djokovic in back to back three events on the hard surface

Indian Wells Masters: Roger Federer impressed with Nick Kyrgios' back-to-back wins over Novak Djokovic

Indian Wells Masters: Roger Federer impressed with Nick Kyrgios' back-to-back wins over Novak Djokovic

Kyrgios is the first player in eight years to beat Djokovic in back-to-back hard court tournaments